Knowing The Tango

He loved her and he didn't know it.
She loved him and she didn't know it.
So they both got married to other people and enjoyed it.

Occasionally, they would meet at parties.
They would sit and talk and drink and talk
dying to dance a slow jazz number with each other.

Sometimes she or he would ask: 'Care to dance? '
Sometimes he or she would answer: 'Do you know The Tango? '

And they would both laugh
and clink glasses
and drink and talk

and then go home
and secretly practise
every step of
the Tango.

(1988)

by Simmon Tan

Comments (1)

I absolutely love this, it's perfect.